As you read this today, I’ll likely be in the icy Pacific Ocean off the coast of Aptos, atop a boogie board. Grinning ear to ear, I’ll be dropping into a smallish wave that will take me all the way to the shore and into the unconditionally giddy embrace of my 8- and 9-year-old daughters.Unless, of course, they drop into the wave before me — or muscle me off it. Read More
There has been talk that Bruce Bochy is a potential Hall of Fame manager, but any manager is only as good as his players. Now, Giants GM Brian Sabean has to make certain Bochy has the players.
This World Series championship team was much different than the first one just two years ago, which got contributions from players who were either not that good or, in the case of Edgar Renteria, having one last shot in a solid career. That was not a team for the ages. Read More
To those unfamiliar with the managerial genius of the Giants’ Bruce Bochy, the decision to turn to Tim Lincecum with two outs in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night might have seemed a tad overzealous.
Sure, Lincecum has been dynamite out of the bullpen this fall, but it’s not like the wheels were falling off for Ryan Vogelsong. He likely could have gotten the same fly ball to right field and at least started the seventh. Read More
Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner did his job on the mound Thursday night, but his fruitless day at the plate marked the end of a record-setting streak after pitchers recorded an RBI in each of the previous three games, the first time that had happened in postseason history. Read More
Best in baseball? The Detroit Tigers and Giants spent large parts of the season just trying to catch mediocre teams like the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers just to win their divisions.
Those up-and-down regular seasons are distant memories now that the Giants and Tigers have raced through the playoffs and have played two games of the World Series. Read More
Are there any obstacles too big for the Giants to hurdle?
The Giants captured their fifth National League pennant since moving to The City by winning a record six elimination games in the postseason. The team achieved the feat without their All-Star closer and top hitter from the first half of the season. The next test is facing the game’s best pitcher and the first batter to win the Triple Crown in 45 years when the Detroit Tigers travel to AT&T Park for Game 1 of the 2012 World Series tonight.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy joined in the budding tradition of pregame speeches before Game 5 in St. Louis, which up until that point had been handled by Hunter Pence. The manager said he wasn’t trying to step on the outfielder’s toes, however. Read More
Once again, the Giants played with their backs against the wall. Once again, they lived to play another day.
San Francisco rallied behind seven solid innings from Ryan Vogelsong and another offensive show from Marco Scutaro to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 on Sunday at AT&T Park and push the NL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 today. Read More
One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat.
Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series. Read More
Game 3 of the NL championship series resumed Wednesday night after a 3½-hour rain delay with the St. Louis Cardinals leading the San Francisco Giants 3-1 in the seventh inning.
There were puddles on the warning track when play restarted and the temperature was 57 degrees, down 8 degrees from the first pitch. Read More